Sensory

  • Quality Control of Cumin Extract

    From consistent quality sources to industry-wide recalls and global pandemics, food ingredients, like ground cumin, can pose a challenge in product formulation. Yet, cumin is a very popular ingredient in many common dishes and prepared meals despite the threat of supply shortage or recalls. You may remember the cumin recall of 2015, when a number […]

  • Trend Brief: Regional Flavors

    Consumers find themselves craving specific regional flavors from around the world. As travel is limited in many places, they are attempting to relive it by creating cuisines at home that are specific to certain regions. For example, highlighting Mexican flavors in the kitchen in new recipes that put a spin on comfort foods, or the […]

  • Stabilization of Fish Oil with Naturally Sourced Antioxidants

    Omega-3 fatty acids, especially long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) from fish oil, have gained much attention during the last decade. The global fish oil market size is expected to reach 4.08 billion USD by 2022, owing to an increase in aquaculture activities and consumer awareness regarding health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.1 From a […]

  • Trend Brief: Spicy Flavors

    Many brands are adopting well-known spicy flavors to their lineup, as consumers seek comfort in familiar flavors and food applications. These consumers want to add heat to their expanding adventurous palate, but want the comfort of familiar pepper flavors. Trending spicy flavors include jalapeno, chipotle, habanero, sriracha, wasabi and chili, among others. Keep reading to […]

  • Updated Food Trends for 2020

    Events of 2020 altered the global food landscape in ways no one could have predicted, from food production to the global supply chain and consumer eating habits. Kalsec trend experts adapted our view of the food industry landscape and are considering how market trends and consumer preferences have changed. Drawing on insight from food manufacturers, […]

  • Acerola Extract for Meat Protection

    Acerola has been increasingly used in food products as a clean label ingredient to provide nutrition as well as functionality. From 2017 to 2019, over two hundred new products were launched globally that use acerola extract in their formulation, among which, meat products are a major application (Mintel, 2020). The acerola (Malpighia emarginata D.C.) tree […]

  • Trend Brief: Classic Flavors

    As consumers face new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a resurgence of interest in flavors that are familiar. This means a renewed interest in classic flavors for each region of the world like garlic, onion, teriyaki and Sichuan. Consumers are looking for comfort and convenience, and food is a source where they […]

  • Rosemary Extract Origins

    Kalsec has been a pioneer in extracting rosemary for its naturally occurring flavor and powerful antioxidant components for over three decades. As farmers, we know that crops can change drastically in the blink of an eye. That is why not only do we grow our own vertically-integrated rosemary in Texas for our rosemary extract, but […]

  • Beer Sensory Expertise

    KalsecĀ® application scientists and flavor chemists are experts at creating special flavor and aroma characteristics by blending hop oils with other natural flavors. Our team of hop and flavor chemists and hop applications scientists combine hop oil fractions into unique Kalsec blended hop aroma and flavor extracts. As part of our sensory expertise, Kalsec’s beer […]

  • Trend Brief: Savory Snack Trends

    Savory snacks are not a new trend in the snack space. Consumers enjoy a break from sugary snacks – but how are savory snacks evolving? Many savory snack trends point to increased heat levels and specific pepper flavors as the top trend for the snack category. We are also seeing an increase in functional snacking […]